Front Porch Journal is a free online literary journal run by students in the Texas State University MFA program. We publish new issues quarterly, with featured content every couple of weeks (or, whenever we feel like it), and our blog is updated daily.

At Front Porch, we publish premier talent in contemporary writing alongside promising new voices. Our editors seek insightful and relevant writing that excels, no matter its form, experimental or traditional. Browse our enormous archive of work alphabetically here.

Before you go, check out our extensive Video Archive, where you can watch your favorite writers read from their work, answer questions about craft, and talk about the writing life. From Ken Kesey to Jennifer Egan, stretching nearly 20 years, Front Porch and Texas State’s Visiting Writers Program proudly provide our extensive library, archived and totally free.

Don’t forget, our readers are our contributors. So after getting inspired and writing the perfect poem or story or essay visit our Submissions page.

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“There used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night, talking when they wanted to talk, rocking, and not talking when they didn’t want to talk. Sometimes they just sat there and thought about things, turned things over. …the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life. People talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches.”

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury